11 months ago
Earlier this week, Peyton Manning told Restaurant Business Magazine he didn’t “want to be a critic at this point.”
According to The New York Post, there was one particular person whom Manning did not want to be a critic of: his little brother Eli.
Manning, who was offered deals by both Fox and ESPN to work on either “Thursday Night Football” or “Monday Night Football” with a pay rate of around $350,000 per game, was so serious about not having to rip his brother that he brought it up during the hiring process.
In order to lure him in, sources told The Post that Fox informed Manning it would try to influence the NFL’s schedule so that the Giants did not play any Thursday games on the network.
Since Fox has mainly NFC games on their Sunday package, that arrangement, while extreme, could have theoretically been possible up to a point.
Instead of broadcasting, 42-year-old Manning has been collecting six-figure checks doing speaking gigs and reportedly wants to pursue a John Elway-like role in an NFL front-office down the road.Read the full story at The New York Post